MIDVALE — Interactive theater is a risky genre—audiences tend to either love it or hate it, with few on the fence. Some people understandably want to go to a show to be entertained and watch the performers from a safe and anonymous distance—actors onstage, audience in the comfortable darkness of their theater seats. This is the problem—and the appeal—of interactive theater companies like Salty Dinner Theater. Instead of simply being an uninvolved, hidden bystander, you are part of the experience, as actors sit next to you, talk to you, sing to you, even get you to do ridiculous things...Read More
SOUTH SALT LAKE CITY — Watching The Children’s Theatre’s Cinderella and the Glass Slipper wasn’t all that new or life-changing, but in this case, that wasn’t the point. This wasn’t a show geared toward adults—we who always feel the need to analyze and pick-apart minute details. It was a show (as the theater’s name so blatantly explains) for children—and for that audience, Cinderella delivered. Reviewing a piece obviously not geared toward me as an audience member is somewhat of a challenge. I am not a child and consequently, much of my review comes from (maybe not so) covert spying...Read More
SALT LAKE CITY — Every so often a show comes along that sticks with you and even changes you as you continue to think back on it. Rabbit Hole was such a show for me, so much so that all I can think while writing this review is: GO SEE THIS PLAY! If you want to experience a refreshing, real, heart-wrenching show that somehow mends at the same time, see one of Rabbit Hole’s final performances. This is one not to miss, though because of strong language and emotionally mature material, it is an adult show. Rabbit Hole revolves around...Read More
CENTERVILLE — I adore Dicken’s A Christmas Carol. I see it every Christmas season and performed in it myself (once while I was 8 months pregnant—thank goodness for hoop skirts!). I love not only its story, but also the way it emotionally and spiritually impacts me. I go into a performance of A Christmas Carol expecting to have a transformative experience in which I, with Scrooge, evaluate myself and find the will to be a little more of what I ought to be, especially at Christmas. CenterPoint Legacy Theatre delivered with a musical production of Madison Square Garden’s A...Read More
SALT LAKE CITY—It is cathartic to experience a play like Zion Theatre Company’s portrayal of Mahonri Stewart’s Jinn and Other Myths. This performance does not just entertain, but also challenges you to analyze the artistic material and also yourself. The play itself is in an unusual format—instead of one cohesive piece, with one set of characters following the same plotline—it is instead three mini plays, each portraying a classical myth in a modern setting. First, Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Snow Queen”—a story that follows young Gerda (Jyllian Petrie) and Kai (Shea Potter) in a parable about good versus evil,...Read More
So excited to start rehearsals for WITH YOU by @MaxHuftalin with @CoC_squad tonight! Yay, theatre! #utahtheatre #gslfringe #newplay #sortashakespeare 🎭🥂🌈
I had WAY too much fun @HCTO's ANNIE. Check out my @UtahTheatreBlog rave review for this fun, optimistic production. #UtahTheatre https://t.co/Ryy8xw4JBD
#audition with @planbtheatreco’s ... OF COLOR - July 14! #utahtheatre
Audition Notice for ...OF COLOR - July 14 https://t.co/Mfzk2Wr5Sn
NEW #UtahTheatre review for @Tuacahn’s MATILDA: https://t.co/usICPANPy6
“The storytelling and character feel of this production will make you soon forget anything else exists. This cast and crew really make you “wish that the world is as lovely as it looks.” NEW #UtahTheatre review for @Tuacahn’s CINDERELLA: https://t.co/l5jhF7Nm23
#intermission at @HCTO's ANNIE. Believe it or not, this is my first time seeing this show on stage. #utahtheatre
I'm at @HCTO for ANNIE. Look for the review later on @UtahTheatreBlog! #utahtheatre
We have a full day! Page to Stage matinee at 1pm, staged reading of a new play at 4pm (free!) And page to stage closing 8! It's an original work feast! #utahtheatre #slctheatre #newplays
“If you are needing a good smile and a pick me up, go see YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN @CPT_Theatre.” NEW #UtahTheatre review by @ATCA_Member @marenali: https://t.co/VyoMtOGjJC
Today is jam packed! Page to Stage Matinee at 2 pm. New play reading at 4pm (free). Page to Stage closing at 8pm. It's an original work feast!
#utahtheatre #slctheatre #newplays #localwriters
NEW #UtahTheatre review for @Tuacahn’s CINDERELLA: https://t.co/l5jhF7Nm23
NEW #UtahTheatre review by @ATCA_Member @marenali for @CPT_Theatre’s YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN: https://t.co/VyoMtOGjJC
@CityWeekly knows what's up - CANDY & DOROTHY is #ESSENTIAL viewing!!
Pick up a copy now for more info on our limited engagement:)Tickets available online at https://t.co/e34K6TzEYC!!
$5 tickets for opening night. That's TONIGHT. Help us sell out!
#utahtheatre #cobbco #musicaltheatre
THEATRE THURSDAY 🎭
Update on #UtahTheatre shows that have opened in the last week:
•CINDERELLA & MATILDA @Tuacahn
•JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT @terracetheatre
•SHREK THE MUSICAL @SCERAupdate
•YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN @CPT_Theatre
CANDY & DOROTHY opens next week!! Thanks @CityWeekly
https://t.co/rAOS2vB2xh for tix:)
Essentials @CityWeekly A&E picks for June 14-20: @WasatchTheatre1 Page-to-Stage, JERSEY BOYS, @krischandlerese THIEF OF HAPPY ENDINGS and more. https://t.co/OUiBqmixzY
Theatre roundup! 🎭 Saw Machinal at @WestminiTheatre last weekend. So damn good. @KatelynLimber and company knocked it out of the park!
Tomorrow: Macbeth at @PinnacleActing, then Page to Stage on Friday at @WasatchTheatre1. I love this city! #UtahTheatre
Hey. @AnOtherTheater opens Paula Vogel's 'How I Learned To Drive' tomorrow. If you're down in Provo, check it out and support a new company. Also, @PinnacleActing opens Macbeth. If Shakespeare is your jam, go get there for that.
Big thanks to @WSUSignpost for covering our show:)
One week til CANDY & DOROTHY opens!!!
AND don't forget we'll be having a chat with playwright David Johnson after the closing performance:)
Come be part of the excitement! #utahtheatre #slctheatre #saltlakecity #utah
We're looking for volunteers for the 2018 #GSLF! 👏 If you haven't signed up already, what are you waiting for?! Come create art, get involved with your community, AND get a rad t-shirt. Did we also mention you get free tickets? 😉🎟️ https://t.co/wpvDvEbCAZ